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Top 5 Best Christmas Cake Recipes 2019

Openly speaking, Christmas would be the day where people would forget their diet plan and think about tasting their favorite cakes. Christmas is around the corner and many homemakers would be planning about what cake they can bake this year. Meanwhile, baking cake is not that much easy for that you need to be prolific on cake recipe. Here we have listed our top 5 best Christmas Cake Recipes 2019, check and pick the suitable one for baking on this year Christmas.

Christmas Cake 2019

Christmas is a kind of festival where people celebrate it with their favorite foods and sharing those with their loved ones. During the Christmas festival, cakes are the prime food that every family will concentrate on making. In addition, Christmas cakes are made not only for family consumption, it shared among the friends and relatives with the intention of sharing love.

To be frank, every year there would a trending list of Christmas cake. Just like that, for this 2019 Christmas we have handpicked the trending list of top 5 Christmas cakes recipe 2019. Homemakers can make use of our recipes to bake their trending Christmas cakes at their home for this 2019 Christmas day.

Also Read: List of Hottest Christmas Toys 2019

List of Top 5 Trending Christmas Cake Recipes 2019

1. Mature Fruit Cake:

Mature Fruit Cake
Mature Fruit Cake

Ingredients:

    • 1kg mixed dried fruits
    • 1 orange
    • 1 lemon
    • 150ml Brandy/Sherry/ Whisky/Rum
    • 250g butter
    • 200g light brown sugar
    • 175g flour
    • ½ teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 teaspoon mixed spice
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
    • 100g ground almond
    • 100g flaked almond
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

    • Mix dried fruits, zest and juice of orange and lemon, selected alcohol, butter and brown sugar. Place those in a large pan and heat bringing mixture to boil. Lower the temperature. Simmer for 5 min and allow it to cool for 30 min.
    • Preheat oven – 302°F/150°C.
    • Cover cake-tin 8” deep with two layers of baking parchment.
    • Mix all ingredients. Pour into cake tin.
    • Bake for 2 hours.
    • Add 2 tbsp of alcohol. When cooled, store the cake after wrapping in cling film. Add 1-2 tbsp alcohol every fortnight.

2. Fruitcake Even Fruitcake Non-Lovers Will Love:

Delicious Fruit Cake
Delicious Fruit Cake

Ingredients:

Fruits:
    • 1 ½ cups chopped dates
    • 1/3 cup diced crystallized ginger
    • 1½ cups diced dried pineapple
    • 1 cup diced dried apricots
    • 1½ cups raisins
    • 3/4 cup Rum/Brandy/Apple juice/Cranberry juice
    • 1 cup candied red cherries
Batter:
    • 1 cup butter
    • 2 cups dark brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • ¼ teaspoon ground mixed spice
    • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 4 large eggs
    • 3 cups flour
    • 1/4 cup boiled cider/golden syrup/dark corn syrup
    • 1/2 cup Apple juice/Cranberry juice/Water
    • 2 cups roasted chopped Almonds/Pecans/Walnuts

Directions:

Fruits:
    • Soak all fruits in chosen alcohol/juice overnight.
    • Heat the mixture until hot and rest for 1 hour.
Cake:
    • Preheat oven – 300°F/ 150°C.
    • Lightly grease two 9” x 5” loaves.
    • Beat butter, sugar and eggs.
    • Blend in dry ingredients. Add boiled cider.
    • Stir in juice/water, fruit mixture, and nuts to form batter.
    • Pour into loaves filling them ¾ full.
    • Bake for 2 hrs 10-15 min.
    • Apply Rum/Brandy to the warm cake.
    • Remove hot cakes from oven and cool.
    • Store in cake tins or remove from loaves.
    • After cooling, wrap them in air-tight bags.
    • Store at room temperature for up to 6-8 weeks.

3. Christmas Fruitcake:

Christmas Fruitcake
Christmas Fruitcake

Ingredients:

    • 1/8 cup chopped dried cherries
    • 1/8 cup chopped dried mango
    • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
    • Dried currants in 1/4 Cup
    • 2 tablespoons chopped candied citron
    • 1/4 cup dark rum
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup flour
    • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • Ground cinnamon in 1/4 Teaspoon
    • Molasses in 1/4 cup
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • Chopped pecans in 1/4 Cup
    • 1/4 cup dark rum

Directions:

    • Soak dried fruits in 1/4 cup Rum for 24 hours.
    • Preheat oven – 325°F/165°C.
    • Grease 6”x 3”round tins. Line with parchment paper.
    • Mix butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add dry ingredients in 3 batches alternating with molasses and milk.
    • Stir in soaked fruit and chopped nuts.
    • Pour the batter into cake pans.
    • Bake for 40-45 minutes.
    • Cool for 10 min. Add 2 tablespoons Rum.
    • Wrap cake in parchment paper and cheesecloth.
    • Moisten cheesecloth with 1 tablespoon of Rum. Add rest of the Rum on all the exposed surfaces of the cake. Store cake in an airtight tin to mature for 10 weeks.

Getting bored of finding recipes for fruit cakes, though there are a lot of variety of cakes available. Here comes our list of Christmas Cake Recipes 2019 that are not Fruit Cakes. If you are not a fruit lover, then the upcoming two Christmas cake recipe would suits you well. In general, fruit cakes are mostly preferred during the festival season, especially during the Christmas season.

Meanwhile, there are quite a few fruitless cakes that can be so delicious to include in the list of your Christmas party. Apart from just being a edible thing for home members, these fruitless cakes can be shared with your loved friends and relatives as a love sharing item during 2019 Christmas day.

4. Retro Christmas Tree Cake:

Retro Christmas Tree Cake
Retro Christmas Tree Cake

Ingredients:

Cake:
    • Baking spray
    • 1 ½ cup flour
    • 2 teaspoon baking powder
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ cup butter
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2/3 cup whole milk
Icing:
    • 2 cup granulated sugar
    • ½ cup butter
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 2 tbsp milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Fondant – blue, green, orange, red, yellow

Directions:

Cake:
    • Preheat oven – 325°F/165°C.
    • Bake in Christmas tree-shaped pan 14”x10”.
    • Coat evenly with baking spray.
    • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
    • Mix butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla extract.
    • Blend dried ingredients to make batter. Pour it into baking pan.
    • Bake for 25-30 min.
    • Cool in pan for 10 min. Invert on wire-rack until fully cool.
Decoration:
    • Beat sugar, butter, salt until fluffy. Add milk and vanilla. Pour this frosting on cake.
    • Prepare Christmas lights shaping colourful fondant.

5. Santa Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting:

Santa Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Santa Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:

Cake:
    • 1 box vanilla cake mix
Frosting and decoration:
    • 3/4 cup butter
    • 8-ounce cream cheese
    • 1 pound sugar
    • Red gel food colouring
    • 3 chocolate wafer cookies
    • Cornstarch
    • White fondant
    • Gold food coloring
    • Black fondant

Direction:

Cake:
    • Use 9”x13”cake pan and bake vanilla cake as per instructions. Transfer completely cooled cake to serving dish.
Decoration:
    • Beat butter, cream cheese and sugar.
    • Transfer 1 cup of frosting to piping-bag with large flat tip.
    • Colour the rest in red and add to top and sides of cake. Refrigerate for 5-10 min.
    • Using white frosting, make 3” wide strip lengthwise and place at the centre of the cake. Place 2 wafer cookies – one at the top and another at the bottom.
    • Dust cornstarch on work-surface and roll out white fondant to make 3” square hollow. Transfer it to parchment-paper, spray with gold coloring and dry for 8-10 min. Make 9” x 13” rectangle with black fondant. Place it on the cake between buttons and on it along with the belt buckle.

Bottom Line:

Hope, our lists of top 5 trending Christmas cake receipt 2019 might covers your expectation for baking cakes on this 2019 Christmas. Nevertheless, here the Expert tips for baking trendy Christmas cake Recipes 2019. It is suggested to insert a wooden toothpick at the center of the cake. When this comes out clean, it is the sign of cake baked well.